| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:57 PM
Pamela Champion released six white balloons into the evening sky after saying a prayer for her son, Robert Champion, who died after a brutal hazing two years ago.
She and her husband, Robert Champion Sr., drove to Orlando from Decatur, Ga., on Tuesday...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 5:30 PM
On the Florida Citrus Bowl field Saturday the Florida A&M University Marching 100 band tunes were noticeably softer than in years past and its size only half as big.
But its spirited performance at Saturday's Florida Classic game against longtime...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 5:34 AM
Two years after FAMU's marching band was sidelined, the high-stepping, high-energy Marching 100 will be back to perform at Orlando's Florida Classic today.
It's the band's first appearance at the Florida Classic since it was suspended after the hazing...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 8:53 PM
Oribe Peralta scored twice and Mexico crushed New Zealand, 5-1, on Wednesday at Mexico City in the first leg of their intercontinental playoff to close in on a spot in the World Cup next year.
Mexico had scored only seven goals in its last 10 qualifying...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:29 PM
The musician described by prosecutors as the "most enthusiastic" hazing participant in a Florida A&M University drum major's beating death pleaded no contest to manslaughter Wednesday.
Jessie Baskin faces up to nine years in prison.
He gave no...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Those of us who have sent children to college know that parental worries take a different turn when the kids are off on their own.
We worry that they will drink too much and not study enough. That they'll be mugged on their way back to the dorm. That a...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 11:50 AM
MITCH WEISS, Associated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An unarmed man shot by police as he sought help after a car crash had moved to North Carolina to be with his fiancee and was working two jobs, his family said Monday.
Family members said at a...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Something a little unusual happened at Florida A&M University's football game against Mississippi Valley State on Sunday: The marching band showed up.
In almost any other college football game, bands would be a normal feature of the game-day experience....
| Aug 28, 2013
| 12:43 PM
The Florida A&M University Marching 100 will perform this November at the Florida Classic football game, returning to Orlando for an event it missed last year because of the hazing death of a band drum major.
FAMU's interim president, Larry Robinson,...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:21 PM
The band is back.
After nearly two years of silence, the Florida A&M Marching 100 will be performing again — bringing its trailblazing music and moves to Orlando on Sept. 1.
But the celebrated band will be different in many ways, FAMU leaders...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:15 AM
Proposed legislation was filed Thursday in the Florida Senate that would compensate the parents of FAMU drum major Robert Champion for pain and suffering they endured in the hazing death of their son.
The proposed measure, known as a "claims" bill,...